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Vicar of Christ

or Vicar of Jesus Christ

noun, Roman Catholic Church
the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church.
Origin of Vicar of Christ
1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Vicar of Christ

(RC Church) the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative
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